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Slats
Mar 23rd, 2004, 07:04 PM
I agree that Endurance is the greatest tire dressing on the market. As for general trim dressing I highly recommend Gold Class Trim Detailer. It is a little too shiny for the interior, but works great on everything else. So many people use Armor-All on their trim, but it doesn't compare to Trim Detailer. I use it on all the moldings around the windows, as well as the seals in the doorjambs. It also works good on wiper blades.

Anyway, this is a great product that everyone should have in their detailing kit. It goes on easy, last long, smells good enough to wash your hair with (not that I do that), and it beats every other trim dressing I've used.

Slats:D

gb387
Mar 23rd, 2004, 07:38 PM
Slats... You hit another great one here! I use this as well, like you said exterior only for me as well, looks awsome! With my new truck I go through quite a bit so I just ordered a bottle of #38 its suppose to be very similar and its a larger 32oz size.

electricgreen
Mar 24th, 2004, 09:34 AM
I use it on all the black exterior parts of the stang-works awesome! Also good at removing wax that gets on these surfaces (along with a soft tooth brush). The only thing I noted is mine stinks (smell wise)! Did I get a "bad" bottle, or anyone else notice this? It smells kinda like sulfur-still works great, but boy did I get a shock when I first bought it! I figured it was like the other Meg's products (smell good enought to eat-well, almost, lol)-so I took a big ole wiff when I opened the bottle. Yikes!

2000
Mar 24th, 2004, 10:12 AM
electricgreen,
It's probably not you'r bottle....most seem to love the smell of # 40 and I think the smell is a little off, it's just to great of a product to really say much about how it smells, ya know.

rpickett
Mar 24th, 2004, 11:20 AM
I use the Gold Class Trim Detailer as well. I really like the way it makes the showdow line trim on my BMW look.

The only problem is it's difficult to get off paint. How do you guys apply the product.

rdarwa
Mar 24th, 2004, 11:37 AM
I use a 100% cotton towel to apply the trim detailer. I love this product. It is great on the plastic bumpers of my 4runner and Tundra.

electricgreen
Mar 24th, 2004, 11:37 AM
I put a small amount on the corner of a towel and wipe it on...

2000
Mar 24th, 2004, 11:52 AM
I use a foam applicator pad.

rpickett
Mar 24th, 2004, 12:12 PM
I have tried using the product with a cotton towel and with a applicator pad. but I always seem to get some on the paint the shadow line trim is a piece of black trim in the middle of the body that goes the whole way around the car.

How do you guys get it off the paint

Bri9801
Mar 24th, 2004, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by rpickett
How do you guys apply the product.

I acutally went to the pharmacy and picked up a bag of about 30 make up sponges for 3 bucks. I use those to apply it and they work great.

My wife thought I was going crazy when I asked her where I could get them.

FLAWLESS-VW
Mar 24th, 2004, 09:00 PM
Man...what a great idea Bri9801. That's creative thinking! I just told my GF and she thought it was great. (She'll be seeing those disappear soon!)

Mike Phillips
Mar 24th, 2004, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by Bri9801
I actually went to the pharmacy and picked up a bag of about 30 make up sponges for 3 bucks. I use those to apply it and they work great.

My wife thought I was going crazy when I asked her where I could get them.

Can you post a picture of those make-up sponges?

I usually have extra polishing towels laying around that I use for cutting out small pieces. When applying products like Trim Detailer to trim, I usually cut out a 1.5" by 1.5" square and use it. (Could be smaller, or larger, point being I cut out a little square piece of material).

If I get any onto the paint, I use microfiber, (Ultimate Wipe), and wipe slowly and softly.

Sometimes I cut up a foam applicator pad and use that.

Mike

rusty bumper
Mar 24th, 2004, 11:39 PM
If I get any onto the paint, I use microfiber, (Ultimate Wipe), and wipe slowly and softly.

I too, noticed that a microfiber towel will remove any Trim Detailer off the painted surface.

Sometimes, I like to use the Q-tip like applicators that I received from Meguiars...I'll have to check into the sponges though.

Bri9801
Mar 25th, 2004, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
Can you post a picture of those make-up sponges?


Here you go.....

The package
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/138dsc00484.jpg


A close up of one of the sponges.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/138dsc00486.jpg

They really work good, especially for the trim around the windows.

Slats
Mar 26th, 2004, 06:43 PM
Ah, to answer the reply about it smelling bad -- I think it just your bottle, man. Is your a little watery? I have an old bottle that is watery and smells kinda bad, while my newer bottles are a cream and smell a lot better.

Also, someone mentioned using it on BMW shadowline trim -- doesn't that streak? I'm not a beemer owner, but I thought that the trim is just black paint which seems like it wouldn't work too well. Could you post some before after pics?

Slats

rusty bumper
Mar 29th, 2004, 09:01 AM
I found a pack of them (Makeup sponges) at Wal-Mart last week for about $2.00...Got about 40 of them.

Thanks for the tip Bri9801!

Rockpick
Mar 29th, 2004, 11:24 AM
Hmm, sounds like someone might be on to another GREAT 'quick-tip'....

I'm going to have to find a pack of these and give it a whirl however; I'll refrain from doing that until my wife gets back from her home... she's been gone for a couple of days to see her family and I'd hate to have to explain the 'make-up' application sponges.

"Honey, I swear... they're for applying trim detailer!!!

Better yet, I think I'll buy them while she's with me. It's safer that way...

RP :D

Bri9801
Mar 29th, 2004, 04:24 PM
Awww Come on RP.....Live Dangerously

Rockpick
Mar 29th, 2004, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by Bri9801
Awww Come on RP.....Live Dangerously

Nah. LOL! I'm sitting here at home, solo, with the dog. That's life on the 'edge' for me! LOL!

RP :D